Prof. Irene Mittelberg, Ph.D.
Building 6070 | Room 405
Theaterplatz 14
52062 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 8025486

www.irenemittelberg.de

Office Hours

In winter semester 2012/13 the office hours will take place every Monday, starting October 15th, from 14:00 - 15:00h.

Student assistant: Ann Malzkorn (malzkorn@humtec.rwth-aachen.de)

 


"Nos premiers maîtres de philosophie sont nos pieds, nos mains, nos yeux." 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Émile ou l'éducation)

Prof. Irene Mittelberg, Ph.D.

Since the the new subproject NeuroPeirce started you will find all current information (affiliations and activities, presentation, publications and edited books) on our new profile pages

 

 

 



 

Education

2006 Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Dissertation: Metaphor and Metonymy in Language and Gesture: Discourse Evidence for Multimodal Models of Grammar. Advisor: Linda R. Waugh.

2001 (Spring) Visiting scholar. Department of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley.

2000 M.A. in Linguistics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

1996 M.A. in French Linguistics, Art History, and Economics, University of Hamburg.

1991 French Language and Literature, Université de Paris IV, La Sorbonne.

1990 B.A. (German equivalent) in Romance Linguistics and Economics, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg


Employment

Since 04/2009
Assistant Professor, Linguistics & Cognitive Semiotics, Human Technology Centre, RWTH Aachen University. Director of the interdisciplinary research project Natural Media & Engineering.

2007-3/2009
Assistant Professor, English Linguistics, Department of Language & Communication, Faculty of Arts, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2006-2007
Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Applied Linguistics. Faculty of Cultural Sciences, European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder, Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Cornelia Müller.

2005 Lecturer. Academic and Creative Writing, Pre-Medical Progam. Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar.


Professional affiliations and activities

• Co-organizer of the Methods of Gesture Analysis (MGA) workshops, with Cornelia Müller, in cooperation with the Berlin Gesture Center and the European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder 2007; Amsterdam 2008; Aachen 2009, Lancaster 2012.

• Member of the SILC (Spatial Intelligence & Learning Center) Spatial Network

• Former Member of the Excecutive Board of the RaAM Association (Researching and Applying Metaphor), 2010 - 2012.

• Senior Fellow of TOPOI Excellence Cluster "The Conception of spaces in language" at Humboldt University Berlin

• Board member of the German Association for Semiotics Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Semiotik), head of section "Körpersemiotik"

• Member of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS


Edited books

Mittelberg, I.  (2010). Gastherausgeberin des Sonderhefts zum Thema 'Sprache und Gestik', Sprache und Literatur, 41/1, mit Beiträgen von G. Fehrmann, E. Fricke, L. Jäger, S. Ladewig, I. Mittelberg, and C. Müller. München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 145 pages.
Gonzalez-Marquez, M., Mittelberg, I., S. Coulson, Spivey, M. J. (Eds.)  (2007). Methods in Cognitive Linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 452 pages.


Publications

in press/under revision

  • Kaufmann, E., Mittelberg, I., Philipp, A., Koch, I.  (submitted). Modality effects in language switching: Evidence from bimodal bilingualism.

  • Mittelberg, I., Schmitz, T.H., Groninger, H.  (to appear 2015). Operative manufacts: Gestures as immediate sketches in early stages of the architectural design process. In: Ammon, S. & R. Capdevila Werning (Eds.), Images as Operative Artefacts. Designing in the Age of Modelling in Architecture and Engineering. Springer, SAPERE Series (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics).

  • Mittelberg, I., Schmitz, T.H., Groninger, H.  (in press). Operative Manufakte. Gesten als unmittelbare Skizzen in frühen Stadien des Entwurfsprozesses. In: Hinterwaldner, I., Ammon, S. (Eds.), Bildlichkeit im Zeitalter der Modellierung. Operative Artefakte in Entwurfsprozessen der Architektur und des Ingenieurwesens (Eikones Reihe). München: Wilhelm Fink.

  • Mittelberg, I., Schüller, D.  (to appear). Kulturwissenschaftliche Orientierung in der Gestenforschung. In: L. Jäger, W. Holly, P. Krapp, S. Weber (Eds.). Language – Culture – Communication. An International Handbook of Linguistics as Cultural Study. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2014

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2014). Gestures and iconicity. In: C. Müller, J. Bressem, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S.H. Ladewig, D. McNeill & J. Bressem (Eds.). Body – Language – Communication: An International Handbook on Multimodality in Human Interaction. Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (38.2). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Mittelberg, I., Evola, V.  (2014). Iconic and representational gestures. In: C. Müller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S. H. Ladewig, D. McNeill and J. Bressem (Eds.), Body – Language – Communication. An International Handbook on Multimodality in Human Interaction (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communcation Science 38.2.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Mittelberg, I., Waugh, L.R.  (2014). Gestures and metonymy. In: C. Müller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S.H. Ladewig, D. McNeill & J. Bressem (Eds.), Body – Language – Communication. An International Handbook on Multimodality in Human Interaction (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communcation Science 38.2.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

2013

  • Cienki, A., Mittelberg, I. (2013). Creativity in the forms and functions of gestures with speech. In: T. Veale, K. Feyaerts, C. Forceville (Eds.). Creativity and the Agile Mind: A Multi-Disciplinary Study of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon (Applications of Cognitive Linguistics). Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 231-252.

  • Grandhi, S.A., Wacharamanotham, C., Joue, G., Borchers, J., Mittelberg, I. (2013). How We Gesture Towards Machines: An Exploratory Study of User Perceptions of Gestural Interaction. In Extended Abstracts of the CHI 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , CHI EA '13, New York, NY, USA, ACM. 1209-1214.

  • Mittelberg, I.   (2013). The Exbodied Mind: Cognitive-Semiotic Principles as Motivating Forces in Gesture. In: C. Müller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S.H. Ladewig, D. McNeill & S. Tessendorf (Eds.) (2013). Body – Language – Communication: An International Handbook on Multimodality in Human Interaction. Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (38.1). Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 750-779.

  • Mittelberg, I. (2013). Überlegungen zur indexikalischen Bedingtheit von Metaphern im Sprachgebrauch. In: Wieser, D. & Lessing, M. (Eds.). Zugänge zu Metaphern - Übergänge durch Metaphern. München: Wilhelm Fink. 139-144.

  • Mittelberg, I. (2013): Balancing acts: Image schemas and force dynamics as experiential essence in pictures by Paul Klee and their gestural enactments. Language and the Creative Mind, eds. B. Dancygier, M. Bokrent, J. Hinnell. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information. 325–346

  • Priesters, M. A., Mittelberg, I. (2013). Individual differences in speakers' gesture spaces: Multi-angle views from a motion-capture study. Proceedings of the Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting (TiGeR), June 19-21, 2013.   Link

2012

  • Grandhi, S. A., Joue, G. , Mittelberg, I. (2012). To Move or to Remove? A Human-Centric Approach to Understanding of Gesture Interpretation. Proceedings of the 10th ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Newcastle.

  • Grandhi, S. A., Joue, G., Mittelberg, I. (2012). Whatʼs in a Gesture: Exploring the potential of gesture-based interaction for low literacy user groups. Position paper, Workshop 'NUIs for the world: New Interaction Forms and Interfaces for Mobile Applications in Developing Countries.' The ACM's 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Austin, Texas.

  • Mittelberg, I. (2012). Ars memorativa, Architektur und Grammatik. Denkfiguren und Raumstrukturen in Merkbildern und spontanen Gesten. In: Schmitz, T., Groninger, H. (Hrsg.): Werkzeug / Denkzeug. Manuelle Intelligenz und Transmedialität kreativer Prozesse. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 191-221.

  • Mittelberg, I. (2012). Natural media and the 'exbodied' mind: A cognitive-semiotic approach to multimodal communication. Position Paper (with G. Joue & S. Grandhi), International Workshop "Alignment in Communication: Towards a New Theory of Communication", organized by SFB 637: 'Alignment in Communication'. Bielefeld: Center for Interdisziplinary Research (ZiF), 39-40.

2011

  • Busse, S., Mittelberg, I.  (2011). Die Vermessung der kommunikativen Welt. Die Motion Capture Technologie eröffnet neue Möglichkeiten in der Gestenforschung. RWTH-Themen, 2011/2, 32-37.

  • Grandhi, S.A., Joue, G., Mittelberg, I.  (2011). Understanding Naturalness and Intuitiveness in Gesture Production: Insights for Touchless Gestural Interfaces. Proceedings of The ACM's 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), May 2011, Vancouver, BC.

  • Hassemer, J., Joue, G., Willmes, K., Mittelberg, I.  (2011). Dimensions and mechanisms of form constitution: Towards a formal description of gestures. Proceedings of the GESPIN 2011 Gesture Conference, September 2011, Bielefeld.

  • Kröger, B.J., Birkholz, P., Kannampuzha, J., Kaufmann, E., Mittelberg, I.  (2011). Movements and holds in fluent sentence production of American Sign Language: The action-based approach. Cognitive Computation 3, 3, 449-465.   PDF   Link

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2011). Focus on form: Reflections on the (neuro)aesthetics of abstraction in painting and gesture. In: K. Herrmann (Ed.). Neuroästhetik. Perspektiven auf ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsgebiet (Studien des Aachener Kompentenzzentrums für Wissenschaftsgeschichte 10), Kassel: Kassel Univ. Press.   Link

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2011). Multimodale Sprachverarbeitungsmodelle in der Gestenforschung. Stimme, Sprache, Gehör: Zeitschrift für Kommunikationsstörungen (Special issue on linguistic processing models).

2010

  • Grandhi, S. A., Joue, G. , Mittelberg, I.  (2010). Human Body as an Input Device: Exploiting metonymic principles for gesture-based interaction design. In the Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), July 2010, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder.

  • Grandhi, S. A., Joue, G., Mittelberg, I. There´s more than what meets the hand: Using semiotic principles to understand the use of communicative hand gestures in interaction design. Proceedings of the Whole Body Interaction, a SIGCHI 2010 Workshop, Atlanta, GA, USA, July 2010

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2010). Geometric and image-schematic patterns in gesture space. In: V. Evans, P. Chilton (Eds.), Language, Cognition and Space: The State of the Art and New Directions. London: Equinox. 351-385.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2010). Interne und externe Metonymie: Jakobsonsche Kontiguitätsbeziehungen in redebegleitenden Gesten. Sprache und Literatur 41/1, S. 112-143.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2010): Guest editor of special issue of the journal Sprache und Literatur (Language and Literature), 41, 1, on ‘Language and Gesture', with contributions by G. Fehrmann, E. Fricke, L. Jäger, S. Ladewig, I. Mittelberg, and C. Müller (145 pages).

2009

  • Mittelberg, I., Waugh, L. R. (2009). Metonymy first, metaphor second: A cognitive-semiotic approach to multimodal figures of speech in co-speech gesture. In: C. Forceville and E. Urios-Aparisi (Eds.). Multimodal Metaphor. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 329-356

2008

  • Fricke, E., Mittelberg, I., Teßendorf , S. (2008). Inwieweit sind Gesten konkret? Positionspapier zum Begriff des Konkreten in der Gestenforschung. Konferenzprogramm des 12. Internationalen Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Semiotik (DGS), Das Konkrete als Zeichen, Stuttgart.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2008). Peircean semiotics meets conceptual metaphor: Iconic modes in gestural representations of grammar. In: A. Cienki & C. Müller (Eds.), Metaphor and Gesture. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 115-154.

2007

  • Gonzalez-Marquez, M., Mittelberg, I., S. Coulson, Spivey, M. J. (Eds.)  (2007). Methods in Cognitive Linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2007). Methodology for multimodality: One way of working with speech and gesture data. In M. Gonzalez-Marquez, I. Mittelberg, S. Coulson & M. J. Spivey (Eds.), Methods in Cognitive Linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 225-248.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2007). “Gesture and Thought” by D. McNeill, Chicago University Press, 2005. Metaphor and Symbol, 22/, 281-290.

  • Mittelberg, I., Farmer, T.A., L.R. Waugh  (2007). 'They actually said that?' An introduction to working with usage data through discourse and corpus analysis. In: M. Gonzalez-Marquez, I. Mittelberg, S. Coulson, M.J. Spivey (Eds.), Methods in Cognitive Linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 19-52.

2006

  • Mittelberg, I. (2006). Metaphor and Metonymy in Language and Gesture: Discourse Evidence for Multimodal Models of Grammar. Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University. Published online, Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest/UMI (ISBN: 9780542533464).   Link

2003

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2003). Making grammar visible: The use of metaphoric gestures to represent grammatical categories and structures. In: J. Streeck (Ed.) Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society for Gesture Studies: ‘Gesture - The Living Medium, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2003). On exploring the role of gesture in the Cognitive Linguistics enterprise: A report on the Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (EMCL) Workshop. Gesture, 3/2, 239-243.

2002

  • Mittelberg, I.  (2002). The visual memory of grammar: Iconographical and metaphorical insights. Metaphorik.de, 02/2002, 69-89.   Link

1999


Mittelberg, I. (1999). Grammatical imaginations. A Media-Historical Approach to Linguistic and Pictorial Metaphor. Proceedings of the AISB '99 Symposium on Metaphor, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognition. AISB, 79-86.

Mittelberg, I. (1999). The blackbird (Excerpt from Richard de Fournival's ‘Bestiaire d'amours'). Cornell Working Papers in Linguistics (Papers in Romance Philology) 17, 84-87.

Mittelberg, I. (1999). An Excerpt from ‘El libro de los caballos'. 13th century translation of the ‘Practica equorum'. Cornell Working Papers in Linguistics (Papers in Romance Philology) 17, 152-156.

Presentations

2013

  • Rekittke L.-M. & Mittelberg I.  "Metonymy in iconic and modal gestures performed during narrations on a taboo topic". Poster at the LingUnite conference, RWTH Aachen University, October 11 2013.

  • Wolf D.*, Rekittke L.-M.*, Habel U, Jäger L, Jarke M, Koch I, Prin W, Schneider F, Willmes-von-Hinckeldey K, Mathiak K, Mittelberg I.  "NeuroPeirce: Gesture as test ground for the social neuroscience of Peirce's universal categories." Poster at the LingUnite conference, RWTH Aachen University, 11 October 2013.

  • Wolf D.*, Rekittke L.-M.*, Habel U, Jäger L, Jarke M, Koch I, Prin W, Schneider F, Willmes-von-Hinckeldey K, Mathiak K, Mittelberg I.  "NeuroPeirce: Gesture as test ground for the social neuroscience of Peirce's universal categories." Poster at the NeuroVisionen 8 conference, University of Cologne, 29 November 2013.

2011

  • Hassemer, J., & Mittelberg, I.  (June 14 - 16th). Spatial dimensions as a distinguishing parameter of gestural form. The Third Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC III), Copenhagen.

  • Hassemer, J., & Mittelberg, I.  (May 6 - 8th). How hand shape and motion construct form in iconic and indexical gestures. Seventh Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, Lund, Sweden.

  • Hassemer, J., Joue, G., Willmes, K. and Mittelberg, I.  (Sept. 5-7). Dimensions and mechanisms of form constitution: Towards a formal description of gestures. GESPIN 2011: Gesture Speech in Interaction, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) Bielefeld.

  • Mittelberg, I & Evola, V. (May 6-8, 2011). On the semiotic reality of cognitive principles and processes in gesture: Insights from video and 3D motion capture analyses. 7th Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS), Lund University, Sweden.

  • Mittelberg, I. & S. Grandhi (Apr. 26, 2011). Gestures for Human Computer Interaction. Computer Science Dept., Informatics-10, RWTH Aachen University.

  • Mittelberg, I. & S. Harrison (June 14 – 16, 2011). Within and across spaces. Towards multidimensional models of gesture space. Theme session organized at 3rd Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC III), Copenhagen, Denmark.   Link

  • Mittelberg, I.  (11. Feb. 2011). Ars memorativa: Manuelle Gesten als Werkzeuge für das Herstellen und Medialisieren von Erinnerungen und Entwürfen. Interdisziplinärer Workshop WERKZEUG – DENKZEUG... zur Transmedialität kreativer Prozesse. RWTH Aachen.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (Nov. 22, 2011). Jakobsonian perspectives on gesture. Invited Video-Conference with the Departamento de Letras Modernas, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Mittelberg, I. (26. Jan. 2011). Kognitive & kommunikative Funktionen von redebegleitenden Gesten. Psychiatrischen, psychotherapeutischen u. psychosomatischen Kolloquium des UK Aachen.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Dec. 1st). On the 'exbodiment' of image and motor schemas in coverbal gestures. SMCLC Universität Düsseldorf.

  • Mittelberg, I. (May 21). Metonymic moments: Cognitive-semiotic prerequisites for the interpretation of metaphoric gestures. Invited talk at Workshop Taking Stock of figurative language and thought: On the past, present and future of applied research on metaphor, Mühlheim an der Ruhr.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Nov. 11, 2011). Der Sprache oft ein Stück voraus: Kognitive und kommunikative Funktionen von Gesten. RWTH Aachen Night of Science (Wissenschafts-nacht), RWTH Aachen University.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Oct. 14). Semiotische Relativität: Konzeptuelle Bildschemata als motivierende Prinzipien in Bild und Geste. Sektion ‚Systemgrenzen und Kodintegration’, org. by R. Posner, E. Fricke & F. K. Krönig, 13th Internationaler Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Semiotik (DGS), Potsdam.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Oct. 26, 2011). Die Vermessung der Gesten: Einblicke in die Forschungsarbeiten im Natural Media Lab. Colloquium, Dept. of Neurology, University Clinic Aachen.

2010

  • Evola, V., Mittelberg, I. & Koch, I. (Mar. 5-6, 2010). Body posture and manual gestures as indicators of speakers’ attitudes and stance. ERS Impulse Workshop “Communication, Technology and Brains. RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

  • Hassemer, J., Müller, C., Jäger, L. and Mittelberg, I.  (Mar. 5-6). Marker analysis: Geometrical dimensions at the basis of gestural form. Poster presented at the ERS Impulse Workshop ”Communication, Technology and Brains“, RWTH Aachen University.

  • Hassemer, J.; C. Müller & I. Mittelberg  (July 25–30, 2010). Marker analysis. Geometrical dimensions of gestural form. 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder.

  • Kaufmann, E., Mittelberg, I., Jäger, L.,Philipp, A., Koch,I.  (July 25-30, 2010). The costs of switching between languages and modalities. 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder.

  • Kaufmann, E., Mittelberg, I., Philipp, A. and Koch, I.  (Mar. 5-6). Bimodal bilingualism and the cognitive costs of signed-spoken language switching. Poster presented at the ERS Impulse Workshop ”Communication, Technology and Brains“, RWTH Aachen University.

  • Mittelberg, I. & C. Müller (July 19-24, 2010). From form to meaning: Cognitive and semiotic approaches to gesture analysis. Invited course taught at the First Summer School of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS): ‘Handling Gesture: Theory and Method in Gesture Studies’, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder).

  • Mittelberg, I. & Evola, V. (September 23, 2010). The use of motion capture technology in gesture research. By invitation of Eve Sweetser. UC Berkeley Gesture Group.

  • Mittelberg, I. & V. Evola (September 16-19, 2010). Images schemas in captured motion: First insights from a 3-D analysis. CSDL (Cognitive Structures, Discourse, and Language) Conference, University of California, San Diego.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (December 18, 2010). Plenary: On the semiotic reality of conceptual structures in coverbal gestures, ‘CogLing Dagen 2010,’ conference of the Belgium and Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (Januar 2010). Focus on form: The aesthetics of abstraction in painting and gesture. Interdisciplinary Workshop: Neuroaesthetics, RWTH Aachen.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (July 25-30, 2010). Diagrammatic iconicity as a cognitive-semiotic principle in grammar and gesture. 4th conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder.

  • Mittelberg, I.  (June 30-July 3, 2010). Plenary: Metaphor and Metonymy in Painting, 8th RaAM Conference (Researching and Applying Metaphor) Metaphor and Domains of Discourse, VU University Amsterdam.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Dec. 10). Metonymic modes in static and dynamic visuo-spatial signs. Space in language, writing systems and images, TOPOI Excellence Cluster, Freie Universität Berlin.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Sept. 23). From cognitive semiotics to motion capture technology: Work in progress in the Natural Media Lab. By invitation of Eve Sweetser, UC Berkeley Gesture Group, CA.

  • Mittelberg, I., Joue, G. Gestures and the embodied Mind. ERS impulse workshop: Communication, Technology and Brains at RWTH Aachen University. March 6, 2010.

2009

  • Mittelberg, I. (Juni 2009). Plenary: On the metonymic nature of (metaphoric) gestures. RaAM (Researching and Applying Metaphor) Workshop, Metaphor, Metonymy, & Multimodality, Universiteit van Amsterdam.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Mai 2009). Metonymic Moments: Abstraction and Contiguity Relations in Gesture, COST-Workshop Classification by visual means. Iconography, iconicity, and visual sequencing, Münster.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Mai 2009). Visual syntax: On the WHAT and WHERE in meta-grammatical gestures, Multimodality and Grammatical Integration, Theme session at AFLiCo 3 Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Paris.

  • Mittelberg, I. (März 2009). Diagrammatic iconicity in language and gesture. Diagrammatology and Diagrammatic Praxis. Centro de Filosofia das Ciencias da Universitdade de Lisboa.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Sept. 2009). Diagrammatic iconicity as a cognitive-semiotic principle in grammar and gesture. GESPIN Conference, Poznán, Polen.

  • Mittelberg, I., Evola, V.  (Sept. 16-19). Image schemas in captured motion: First insights from a 3-D gesture analysis. Cognitive Structures, Discourse, and Language Conference, University of California, San Diego, CA.

  • Mittelberg, I. Semiotische Prinzipien in redebegleitenden Gesten. Linguistischer Arbeitskreis, Institut für Sprach-, und Kommunikationswissenschaft, RWTH Aachen.   PDF   Link

2008

  • Mittelberg, I. (Aug. 2008). Geometric and image-schematic patterns in gesture space: On the ‘ex-bodiment’ of embodied structures. Language, Communication, and Cognition, Brighton, UK.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Feb. 2008). Contiguity relationships within and across semiotic modes: A Jakobsonian perspective on metonymy in co-verbal gestures, Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Bamberg.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Mai 2008). Zur Rhetorik der Geste: Semiotische und Kognitive Perspektiven. Seminar der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung und des SFB Medien und kulturelle Kommunikation, Universität zu Köln.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Sept. 2008). Ad-hoc creativity: Spontaneous gestures with speech, mit Alan Cienki, Kontaktforum, Royal Flemish Academy, Brüssel, The Agile Mind: Creativity in Discourse and Art.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Sept. 2008). Icon and index in symbol: Peircean and cognitivist perspectives on the semiotic reality of image schemas in gesture. Konferenz der Dt. Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL), Leipzig.

2007

  • Mittelberg, I. (Dez. 2007). Metaphern und Metonymien in redebegleitenden Gesten. Metaphernworkshop, Universität Hamburg.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Juli 2007). Metonymy in co-speech gesture, as part of theme session What do we want do call a metonymy? 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC), Krakau.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Juni 2007). Metonymy in gesture and Cubism: A comparative study of abstraction, essence, and relativity in semiotic structure, 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Study of Gesture (ISGS), Northwestern University, Chicago/Evanston.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Mai 2007). Crossmodal metonymy: physical and conceptual salience in metaphorical gestures, theme session “Metonymy in Gesture and sign languages” (I. Mittelberg & C. Müller); l’Association Française de la Linguistique Cognitive), Université de Lille.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Nov. 2007). Parts and wholes in language and gesture: A Jakobsonian perspective, Swedish Association for Language and Cognition (SALC), Lund.

2006

  • Mittelberg, I. (Juni 2006). Metonymic tendencies in gesture and Cubism. www.BerlinGestureCenter.de

2005

  • Mittelberg, I. (Dez. 2005). Talking with hands and feet? A look at the interplay between language and gesture in teaching, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Doha, Katar.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Juli 2005). Iconicity and indexicality, metaphor and metonymy in multimodal communication, mit Linda Waugh. International Pragmatics Conference, Riva del Garda, Italien. Panel: The pragmatics of multimodal representations, Leitung: C. Forceville und E. Urios-Aparisi.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Juni 2005). Metonymic modes in co-speech gesture, Paper präsentiert beim Second Congress of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), Lyon.

2004

  • Mittelberg, I. (Apr. 2004). Gestures: Tanglible Bridges between Minds and Languages. Konferenz zum Thema Visual Literacy and Language Teaching, Cornell University.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Nov. 2004). Gesture as Mediational Practice: Embodied Cognition and Semiotic Acts in Language Teaching. University of California at Berkeley.

2003

  • Mittelberg, I. (Feb. 2003). Multimodality in the Second Language Classroom: A look at Gestures and their Affordances. Second Interdisciplinary SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) Roundtable Conference, University of Arizona.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Juli 2003). Conceptualizations of Linguistic Form: Evidence from Metaphor and Iconicity in Gesture. Thematische Sektion, Metaphor & Gesture, organisiert von Cornelia Müller und Alan Cienki. 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of La Rioja.

  • Mittelberg, I. (Mai 2003). Gesture Studies in Cognitive Linguistics: Multimodality and Methodological Challenges. EMCL (Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics) Workshop, Cornell University.

2002

  • Mittelberg, I. (Juni 2002). Making Grammar Visible: The Use of Gestural Metaphors to Represent Grammatical Categories and Structures. First Congress of the International Society for Gesture Studies: Gesture-The Living Medium, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Mittelberg, I. (März 2002). Grammar as a Social System: A Semiotic Analysis of Early Modern Mnemonic Illustrations, 29th International LAUD Symposium: The Language of Politico-Social Ideologies, Universität Koblenz-Landau.